Location: northwest of the Nile Delta and adjoins Lake Mariut. It is linked to Cairo by the Delta Road (231 km.) and the Desert Road (225 km.).
History: Alexandria is considered the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria is the shining pearl of the Mediterranean, and a beacon radiating its deep-rooted culture and heritage to the world at large. The second largest city and the main port of Egypt, Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 B.C.) on the site of an old fishing village called Rhakotis, at the orders of Alexander the Great. The city, immortalizing Alexander's name, flourished, beyond all expectations, into a prominent cultural, intellectual and economic metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day. It was the renowned capitol of the Ptolemies, with numerous and diverse monuments. It was the scene of the most thrilling drama involving Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Anthony and Octavius. It is one of the most notable summer resorts in the Middle East, known for its temperate winters and beaches, with soft sands and magnificent scenery that stetch for 40 km. along the Mediterranean Sea, from Abu Kir, in the east, to Sidi Abdul Rahman, in the west.
The Climate: Alexandria has an arid climate & has a Mediterranean climate, with warm humid summers and mild rainy winters.
The best time to visit Alexandria is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November), since it's at its busiest in summer, when Egyptians flock down to escape the searing heat of Cairo
Borg al Arab Airport.
Alexandria International Airport
Alexandria's intracity commuter rail
Al Salama Al jadeeda Hospital
Dar el Shefa'
Gamal Abdel Nasser hospital.
Horus Vision Correction Center
Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport
Pharos University in Alexandria
Four Seasons Hotel
Sheraton Montazah Hotel, Alexandria
Alexandria Green Plaza, Alexandria
Aida Beach Hotel, Alexandria
The Greece-Roman Museum - Pompey's Pillar - The Roman Amphitheatre
The Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa - Al-Shatby Necropolis
The Tombs of Al-Anfushi - The Tombs of Mustafa Kamel (Rushdy)
The Fort of Qait Bay - The Mosque of Mursi Abbas
Al-Montazah Palace - The beaches - Abu Kir Suburb.
The Royal Jewellery Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts
The Hydro biological Institute and Museum
The Montazah Palace Gardens
The Antoniadis Gardens
The Shallalat Gardens
The Alexandria University Conference Center
Tourist sites west of Alexandria:Sidi Kir - King Mariut - Abu Mina - Borg al-Arab - Maraqia Tourist Village -Marina Ruins - Alamein - Al-Alamein Beach - Sidi Abdel Rahman Beach